Digital video

Juniper: digital content spend to reach US$250bn in 2019

Global consumer spend on digital content will reach US$250 billion in 2019, an increase of US$23 billion year-on-year, driven in part by digital sports rights, according to Juniper Research. The company said that SVOD services will be a key driver of growth as major players, including Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, have acquired sports rights in […]

Video and pay TV spend hits US$251.5bn

The combined home video and pay TV market totalled US$251.5 billion globally last year, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the market rose by 3% year-on-year in 2016 and tipped digital video, pay TV and DVD and Blu-ray combined to continue expanding at the same compound annual growth rate for the next […]

eMarketer: US digital video ads set for double-digit annual growth

US digital video ad spend will grow by double-digits annually through 2020, as TV spend increases “modestly”, according to eMarketer. The research firm predicts that digital video ad spend in the US will increase by 28.5% year-on-year in 2016 to reach US$9.84 billion (€8.68 billion). It will then grow by a further 19.2%, 14.2% and […]

eMarketer: 63% of UK population regularly watches web video

More than three-fifths of the UK population now consume online video on a regular basis, according to eMarketer. The research firm said that the number of people in the UK who watch streamed or downloaded digital video content via any device – at least once a month – this year stands at 41.3 million, or […]

Four fifths of UK video ads run across devices, says Videology

Some 80% of all UK digital video ad campaigns ran on more than one device in the second quarter, according to Videology figures. The software provider for converged TV and video advertising said that there had been a 28% increase in the adoption of multi-screen campaigns since Q2 2014. Videology’s second quarter ‘UK video market […]

Three quarters of UK web users tune into digital video

Three quarters of UK internet users will watch digital video content, via any device, at least once per month during 2015, with long-form content proving most popular, according to eMarketer. The research firm claims that 74.9% of internet users and 59.0% of the total population will watch video monthly this year, up from 73.5% of […]

Amazon’s head of digital video to step down

Amazon’s vice president of digital video and music, Bill Carr, is reportedly leaving the firm after 15 years at the business. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Carr announced his departure internally earlier this week and is due to leave at the end of the year. It is unclear where he will go next. […]

UK digital video market tops £620 million

The UK digital video market grew by 40.2% to reach £621.4 million (€750 million) in 2013, according to preliminary end of year figures by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). The ERA said that video enjoyed its first growth since 2008 thanks to the surge in digital video – which includes iTunes downloads as well as […]

Scripps makes digital video push with Newsy buyout

TV, print and digital media firm the E.W. Scripps Company has agreed to buy US-based video news startup Newsy for US$35 million (€25.5 million) in a bid to make a push into the digital video business.   Commenting on the deal, Scripps chairman, president and CEO Rich Boehne said that “Newsy adds an important dimension […]